Dear Subway Blogger,
Last night around 11:30 a man jumped in front of the 23 uptown at 96th street. I was in the first car and it was really awful. The train conductor confirmed that it was a jumper; she said “he was facing the other direction; he just whirled around and jumped.” It was such a horrible experience, and they let us off the train before the medics even arrived, and I did not stick around to see any more.
Well, I did find some details.
Emergency radio records show that the transit PD did call in that a person was under the train at 96th and Broadway. One person was “Aided removed in traumatic cardiac arrest.” I assume that was the jumper.
Two more ambulances were requested because there were 4 more patients. I assume that the train may have made a sudden stop and that people fell down. I doubt there were more people on the tracks unless someone was hurt trying to rescue the jumper.
So traumatic cardiac arrest is not something that a patient typically bounces back from.